Month: June 2020

Employee Exchange Program

Human Resources recognizes that some departments are experiencing an influx in the volume of work and modified business operations based on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. To improve our current operations with the existing workforce, we will use staffing and work schedule variances. To do so, Human Resources is introducing an Employee Exchange Program […]

Patricia Gilligan Retirement

After 40 years of dedicated service, 5 years with the Registrar’s Office and then 35 years with the Student Union,  Patty Gilligan will be retiring on July 1, 2020.  Due to our current circumstances, we aren’t able to provide the appropriate celebration she so richly deserves. However, you may email Patty retirement wishes at  […]

This Month: Add/Drop Dependents in June

  While Open Enrollment has been delayed until September, the Office of the State Comptroller has announced an opportunity for employees to add or drop dependents during the month of June without providing proof of a qualifying life event. These changes would be effective July 1, 2020. If adding dependents, employees must provide copies of […]

2020 MEDFLEX and DCAP Announcements

  The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) has announced modifications to the Dependent Care Account Plan (DCAP) and the Medical Flexible Spending Account Plan (MEDFLEX) for 2020. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the OSC announced the following modifications: Expenses incurred during 2019 may be submitted for reimbursement through June 30, 2020. The […]

Reminder: Annual Year-End Deadlines

The annual notice of financial year-end deadlines for contracts, commitments, expenditures and other transactions is located at the following link: Fiscal Year End Deadlines 6/30/2020. Your attention to and assistance in meeting these deadlines are necessary to ensure an orderly closing of University financial records and the audit of the financial statements that ensues following the […]

Health Insurance Add/Drop Period

As previously announced, employees may add or drop dependents to/from health insurance from 6/1/2020 – 6/30/2020 without experiencing a qualifying life event. These changes would be effective 7/1/2020. Employees wishing to add or drop dependents may request a form prior to 6/30/2020 by emailing If adding dependents, employees must provide copies of relationship documentation (e.g., […]

Availability of EAP Frontline Publications

EAP Frontline Supervisor and Frontline Employee publications for June 2020 are available for review on the Employee Assistance website: These publications have timely articles of interest about workplace issues, including Stress Management and COVID-19 issues.  As a reminder, the Employee Assistance Program is operational and assistance is available by calling 860-486-1307 or through the […]